Are you ready for crisp, golden days with a wonderful palette of color everywhere you turn? The heat is on this week in our area (over 90-degree days) and I find myself longing for cooler days (somewhere in the lower 70s). I’m already thinking about how to create some fall curb appeal using my favorite mums and pumpkins! I’ve gathered together a collection of inspirational photos to get your creative juices flowing!
Filling my flower boxes with colorful gourds would be fun to do, but I hate the thought of pulling out the lantana and mini petunias since they’re still blooming. This might be a good idea for mid-September to October though.
Sometimes a simple touch on a front porch is all you need – like a pretty plaid blanket and a lone pumpkin. Errant leaves on the porch floor are an easy touch. I always like to leave a few of them laying on the sidewalk, deck, or porch floor.
How cute are these little gourds encircling the base of a tree? Pretty cute and so easy to do! Of course, in our wooded neighborhood, the squirrels will probably treat themselves to a few nibbles.
We’ve done quite a bit of planting in our yard over the past couple years, giving thought to timing of blooms and colors. This yard shows how carefully planned landscaping gives a variety of texture and color in the garden.
I seriously want to try and create a pumpkin tower like this one! What a clever way to create fall curb appeal. The kids in the neighborhood would love it! It could be something that’s done every year so your house is known as the one with the pumpkin tower.
But if you’re not so ambitious, a pile of pumpkins on the steps is equally charming. Not to mention this keeps unwanted solicitors and politicians from knocking at the door!
Here’s another haphazard collection of colorful gourds and Indian corn.
Tiny orange pumpkins take residence on a white fence creating very simple fall curb appeal. I just adore this!
Our local nursery carries hanging mum baskets like these, but I usually pass over them since my impatiens baskets are still blooming their hearts out until mid-October. I do like to place potted mums around the pond, though.
Pumpkin towers provide instant fall curb appeal no matter where you place them. These shorter stacks require no skillful engineering. Just look for flatter pumpkins in a range of sizes.
You simply can’t go wrong with outdoor fall decorating when you pair mums and pumpkins. Toss in a couple of hay bales and call it a day!
What decorations do you like to use to create fall curb appeal?